Weekend Fall Sessions are scheduled to take place on September 24th, October 1st, October 11th, and October 15th.  The registration link will be released to newsletter subscribers on September 1st.

How do I book my session?

Sessions are booked online via my website.

There aren’t any session spots available…now what?

Please add your name to my Fall Session waiting list (I will contact those on the list first for last minute cancellations).

How do I pay for my session?

Payment in full is required to secure your session spot.  Payment is processed via PayPal.  You can pay using your PayPal account or a credit card.

Why aren’t there more weekend sessions available?

I am one of the only full time photography studios in Ottawa that specializes solely in family, maternity and newborn photography. I am committed to providing excellent customer service as well as artistic memories for my clients and my focus on family, maternity and newborn sessions allows me to offer specialized services that meet the unique needs of every family I work with.

My business operates from Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm. I have a very limited number of weekend (Saturday morning) and weeknight  (Monday to Thursday) sessions available.  During the week I have maternity, newborn, baby, and family clients, and on select weekends I offer marathon session days for clients.  In order to offer the highest level of client service, I am only able to book a certain number of sessions each week.

Now that my sons are all in school during the week, our time together is even more important.  During Fall I frequently have to reschedule sessions due to weather and need to ensure I have adequate time in my calendar for all my session commitments but also to spend time with my family.

What are the session options?

There are two session options: a 10 minute Moment Session or a 20 minute Memories Session.

How do we know which session to choose?

If you would like an updated family photo and a photo of your children together, book a Moment Session.  If you would like family photos, sibling photos, individual photos of your children, and both candid and posed images of your family together, book a Memories Session.

Is 10 or 20 minutes really enough time?

Absolutely.  I have photographed nearly 2000 sessions and work with an amazing assistant.  Families return to me again and again because I work quickly, I make the process fun and enjoyable, and I know how to create beautiful artistic memories in a short period of time.  Little ones don’t have long attention spans and my goal is to make the session as fun and stress-free as possible.

Can grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles come to the session?

Moment and Memories sessions are for immediate family members only (parents and their children).  At this time I do not photograph events or offer sessions for large family gatherings.

How do I change my session date and time?

Please make sure to choose your session date and time carefully as sessions cannot be rescheduled.

Where will the sessions take place?

All sessions take place in the east end of Ottawa (in the Orleans area).  Clients are provided with the specific meeting place the day before the session.

What if I want to pick the location of my session?

If you’d like to have your photos taken at a specific location please use the contact form to contact me directly about booking an Extraordinary (45 minute) session.  These sessions are available on weekdays.

Why don’t you ever photograph your weekend sessions in Gatineau Park?

While the leaves in Gatineau park are known for their beauty, the traffic and crowds make it a less than ideal location for weekend sessions when there can be delays getting into the park and limited available parking.

Why are sessions available only in the afternoon and evening?

Over the years I’ve learned that the most beautiful leaves are found in areas that are in the sun all day long, which makes them less than ideal for morning sessions.  In order to take advantage of the most beautiful colours sessions are scheduled in the afternoon and evening instead of the morning.  This also gives us time to make alternative arrangements in the early afternoon for inclement weather rather than scrambling first thing in the morning should there be rain.

What happens if it’s raining on the day of our session?

I make the decision to postpone sessions based on satellite images and whether it will be actively raining at the time of our session.  This decision is made 90 minutes before the session.  Sessions are not rescheduled due to temperature, wet ground, overcast sky etc.

The following cancellation policy is in effect for Fall sessions. If sessions are postponed due to rain your session will take place at the same time it was originally scheduled on the date listed in your session description. If there is inclement weather anticipated on your rain date / time you will be offered one alternate session date / time.  There are no exceptions to this policy. If you cannot be present at the listed rain date and someone cannot be found to take your place your session fee will not be refunded nor can it be applied to a future session.

Why can’t we know where the location will be further in advance?

The leaves change quickly and I choose my locations the day before the session to ensure we have low lying colour for our session.  Safety, parking, accessibility, and light are also important factors. If you’d like to know more about how I choose my locations, please feel free to check out this post I wrote about location scouting.

What do we wear?

I provide my clients with detailed suggestions on what to wear and how to prepare for their sessions.